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Sep 23, 2010 9:00am EDT
. eastern. >> that's going to do it for us. see you back here tomorrow. cnn newsroom with kyra phillips starts right now. good morning. >> good morning. thanks so much. good morning, everyone. big news over the next couple of hours, the president's speech to the u.n. and republicans' pledge to undo the first two years in office. in '94 they had a contract with america. they'll have a pledge with america. >>> a man visits a wife's grave for nearly five years and learns it's been empty the whole time. another victim of arlington national cemetery. >>> and the international space station makes contact to the outer reaches of pittsburgh, texas. let me tell you what. there's one ham radio guy that's pretty excited. i'm kyra phillips. you are live in the "cnn newsroom." >>> mega church pastor eddie long has 25,000 church members but today all of the attention is on just a few of his former followers. a third man has come forward accusing bishop long of coercing him into sexual relationships. all three men said that they were teenages when long lavished them with gifts and initiating sexual en
CNN
Sep 20, 2010 11:00am EDT
tell us that until a year later, and now they're telling us the recession ended in june of 2009. so more than a year ago. you have to say, why does it take so long? they take a while to come out with the numbers so they can pore through all of the economic data. this is being called the great recession. that is, tony, because officially now it lasted 18 months, the longest recession weaves a seen in this country since world war ii and the great depression. many people say it feels like we had a downturn. in june, 2009, when apparent the recession officially ended, our unemployment rate was 9.5%. now it is 9.6%. not only did the situation not get better from an unemployment standpoint. it got worse, that maybe more people coming into the workforce looking for jobs but overall the job picture hasn't improved. the housing picture hasn't improved or the consumer spending. so in june 2009, it ended. >> bottom line, this is all about a bunch of economists with this nonprofit technically scoring this period in time here. >> right. >> this is not about or even taking into account consumer s
CNN
Sep 23, 2010 1:00pm EDT
global war on poverty. he says we're on track to win that war. he'll tell us why and what he's doing about it. >>> you've been telling us who your heroes are, thousands of you. now we'll reveal the top ten cnn heroes of the year for the first time right here this hour on cnn. >>> first if you want to make a republican smile, mention the year 1994. that year is midterm elections coming halfway through the first term of a democratic president, bill clinton, republicans picked up 54 house seats and 8 senate seats. more than enough to win control of both houses of congress. 16 years later, we are halfway through the first term of a democratic president, a different one now with the democratic majority in congress and republicans aren't the only ones making comparisons and predictions and promises. this morning, the house republican leadership rolled out its pledge to america. a longer and less specific version of 1994's contract with america. the setting was a lumber company in northern virginia, the key points are these. a halt to any stimulus spending that hasn't gone out yet. and a ro
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Sep 11, 2010 7:00pm EDT
suzanne malvo. join us weekdays in the "situation room" from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. eastern and this time every weekend on cnn international. the news continues next on c nchcnn. >>> where is the self-professed mastermind of 9/11? are we any closer to capturing him? the owhere abouts of osama bin laden. >>> their homes blew up around them shattering lives and possessions. they're looking for answers an i don't, the death toll could rise from the devastating gas explosion in california. the neighborhood that looks like a war zone. >>> and the city of juarez, mexico, is a real war zone and the children are not immune. the drastic measures to keep children alive in the murder capital of the world. >>> good evening. i'm 9/11. nine years later at ground zero in new york, at the pentagon and atie a quiet field in pennsylvania, solemn ceremonies marked the day hijackers took control of four airlines and took aim at america'sd politic and financial capitals. the nation has changed in so many ways. some changes obvious and others, more subtle. today's speakers reminded all of us of what hadn't cha
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Sep 25, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. join us weekdays in "the situation room" 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. eastern every saturday at 6:00 p.m. eastern right here at cnn, and at that time, every weekend on cnn international. the news continues next on cnn. >>> hello, everyone i'm don lemon. thank you so much for joining us. tonight, we're going to devote the better part of this hour to a discussion about the controversy swirling around bishop eddie long. among those joinings tonight ted hag art a man who faced his own sexual scandal while still a minister. there he is live. he'll join us in just a bit but first 60 seconds catch you up on today's top stories. >>> the torrential rains in the upper midwest are gone but the water left behind is causing big problems. thursday's downpours have told a week end of cresting creeks and rivers in parts of minnesota and wisconsin. no reports of deaths or injuries though but flooding is expected to last through the weekend. >>> the obama administration is asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit filed on behalf of the father of a fugitive militant onwar alalochi. the yemeni-american father's
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Sep 24, 2010 11:00am EDT
, cnn, new york. >>> that does it for us. have a fabulous weekend. don lemon in for tony harris today. >> we're in the wrong business. we have to do something else besides this. have a great weekend, kyra. >>> live from studio 7 at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta, big stories for friday september 24th. comedian stephen colbert tells congress about his day as a migrant farm worker. >>> the military special ops weather team in action. a critical unit when war depends on the battlefield forecast. >> what does this have to do with weather? >> well, you have to be alive to report the weather. >>> and home, after more than a year in an iran prison, sarah shourd sits down today with cnn. >> nothing in life can prepare you for something like this. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm don lemon. tony is off today. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >> but, up first, mr. colbert goes to washington. comedy central funny man stephen colbert brings his spin to serious issues, farm labor and immigration. he testified momenting ago before a congressional subco
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Sep 6, 2010 1:00pm EDT
in milwaukee. ed henry is bringing us a special edition of his daily stakeout. plus, one thing about rich sanchez. his new book, he's got some powerful messages for the nation and powerful messages about his own background, what made him the guy he is. he'll share them with us this hour. >>> and robots, cling-ones, super heroes, atlanta is being overrun by them this holiday weekend. we're going to take you inside dragon con. but first, it's labor day, and that means it's the official kickoff of the midterm election cycle. 57 days until the midterm. now, here's how it looks. there are 37 senate seats up for grabs, and there are 435 house seats up for grabs. there are also -- 37 governorships, as well. here's the situation in the senate, and in the house. basically, the republicans need to pick up 39 seats to win control of the house. and they need to win -- sorry, 39 seats to win control of the house, and 10 seats to win control of the senate. moments ago you were listening to tony talk to peter about some of this new polling that shows where the republicans and democrats are. t
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Sep 25, 2010 3:00pm EDT
its state privileges. the cleric is a u.s. citizen. joining us now by phone is jonathan turley, an expert on constitutional law at george washington university. and he also has experience as lead council in a state secrets case. all right, professor, i'm glad you could be with us. does this case merit a state secret privilege? >> well, i have to say, i find it questionable. because the indication really raises a very simple and threshold issue, and that is, can the president of the united states on his own authority simply say, i'm going to kill this citizen? now, obviously the administration has some very good reasons to want to capture him. but to do a targeted assassination of a citizen without any due process raises obvious concerns. but really before we get to that, the problem with the privilege assertion is that this question can be answered without access to most of that information. i mean, presents a constitutional question, not a -- really a national security question in terms of the details of what's happening in yemen or any other country. >> what do you mean? how woul
CNN
Sep 26, 2010 7:00pm EDT
waste breaks down, it's methane gas and it's used to power the lights in the park and neighborhood. >>> we're tracking breaking news this hour out of wisconsin. we're getting word from columbus county officials in the central part of the state that there is a levy there that is failing. this is new video we just got in from portage, wisconsin. greg matthew joins me by phone. we understand an evacuation order has been issued for people in the black hawk area. >> we're concerned that a section of that 14-mile levy may collapse. we've been monitoring a boil since this morning. we took some precautionary steps. they didn't work. it could collapse at any time. we just don't know when. we're not really used to dealing with a situation like this. tht a 120-year-old relic. it was made of sand. where as a modern levy that our engineers are familiar with would be constructed of steel and concrete. so, if it does fail, we, quite frankly, don't know the extent and scope of what will happen. >> what's being done to prevent failure? >> we're working along the 14-mile long levy and other areas an
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Sep 8, 2010 1:00pm EDT
overseas. he wanted to be in the united states to do it. now, the name that he is use, cordoba house he explains in his "new york times" op-ed, it was inspired by the city in spain where muslims, christians and jews coexisted in the middle ages during a period of great cultural enrichment created by muslims. and, of course, there is nothing in this entire discussion that is free of controversy, even that statement is challenged by some people to say things weren't as good in cordoba, spain in the 1500s and 1400s, as this imam would have you believe. but you're going to hear it from him, himself, tonight on "larry king live." soledad o'brien will be interviewing him for the first time on television tonight. deborah feyerick, as well, has been following this story with great detail. if we want to know more about who this man is, how and why he got to the center of this controversy, you can hear it best from deborah. listen to this. >> reporter: you have never heard him speak. this is what imam abdul rauf has to say. >> the major theme in islam is the oneness of god. and that we s
CNN
Sep 4, 2010 5:00pm EDT
cnn's investigation into the matters is amber lion. what can you tell us today? certainly millions of craigslist users are noticing. >> well, tom, something you noticed physically about craigslist is if you live in the u.s. and go to your local page and scroll down to where the adults services section used to be you are met with a big black bar that says "sencensored." i have been on the phone trying to get ahold of craigslist and e-mailed them to see if this is permanent. we haven't heard back yet. one thing's for sure. this section has caused controversy in the past. people saying craigslist isn't doing enough to protect women and children that victims advocates say were being sold like sex slaves under this portion. in may, 2009, craigslist said they are going to start screening ads manually to protect women and children. for our investigation we put craigslist to the test, keeping them honest to see if they are doing what they say they are doing. we created this ad. in this ad it violates all of craigslist's rules. we wrote sweet, innocent, new girl indicating the girl could be
CNN
Sep 2, 2010 9:00am EDT
right now where this storm is headed from our reynolds wolf. he is standing by for us. let's go to the coast now with rob marciano. he is at kill devil hills in north carolina. rob, hello. it is on the way to you. >> it is. you know, you mentioned that rip current danger along the beeches, the east coast. including in north carolina. i think that now that this thing has become a category 4 and the track continues to hold and bring a very close to the shoreline here, these people along these beaches and these inland communities are going to be talking about much, much more than just rip currents. we could see category 1, 2 or 3 strength winds here on the coast. even if the thing stays offshore. if you mentioned this, evacuation orders for hyde and dare county. dare county, all visitors you on. schools are closed. the beachgoers and the storm onlookers are already out here. the way the landscape is set up tease coast different from the gulf of mexico. you don't worry so much about storm surge. it is low tide now. waves are building, high tide will be up right where we are standing. t
CNN
Sep 22, 2010 9:00am EDT
: in separate lawsuits, two young men say bishop long used his spiritual authority to coerce and manipulate them into destructive sexual relationships. 20-year-old maurice robinson and 21-year-old anthony flag say they met eddie long through the bishop's longfellow youth academy. >> he would use biblical stories to talk about how important it was to follow your leader and master. and let him know that the acts that he was engaged in were not necessarily meaning that he was a homosexual. >> reporter: the spokesman tells cnn he adamantly denies the allegations, the young men allege long made them his spiritual sons in a private ceremony called a covenant. >> within that covenant, it was essentially a marriage ceremony where there was a candles, exchange of jewelry. and biblical quotes given in order for anthony to know and for the bishop to tell him i will always have your back and you will always have mine. >> in the name of jesus. >> reporter: he built a spiritual empire by sheer force of personality. new birth church had 300 members some 20 years ago. today, it has more than 25,
CNN
Sep 27, 2010 1:00pm EDT
to see you. richard quest, great to have you back. we'll be doing q&a on thursday. send us your questions we'll answer them for you live on thursday afternoon around 2:20 p.m. eastern time. good to see you both. thanks for joining me. >>> our sound effect comes from a side of air travel nobody really likes to talk about. delta connection flight 4951 was en route from atlanta to white plains, new york, late saturday night when the flight crew noticed something wrong. here's what the pilot told air traffic control. >> 51 -- >> approach, go ahead. >> yeah, we can't -- on the check list and talking to our maintenance at approach, or our dispatcher and we have not been able to get the landing gear down. our preference would be to proceed over to jfk and ask you for emergency landing over there. and if it's not completely obvious, just want to confirm, we are declaring an emergency. >> not completely obvious. you got to like that about pilots and air traffic controllers. doesn't sound all that urgent even when it is. in case you wanted something more urgent, check out the tone of the
CNN
Sep 29, 2010 11:00am EDT
instead stay on the job. one person tells us she plans to work until she dies. i'll tell what you, this isn't a new phenomenon. take a look at these numbers here. in 1998, 12% of workers over 65 stayed on the job by choice. in 2008, 17% of older workers delayed retirement. now we're at 18%. so we're seeing this number inch up. by 2018, it's forecast that 22% of workers are going to delay their requirement. now not everyone is staying at their current job. some choose to take on new projects. others start a business. one person tells us when he retired he started a small ebay business. then again some other people just decide to change careers. they got the confidence to do that. one mother who retired from the public school system is now a college professor and education consultant. some people have options, t.j., because at this age they're at the height of their careers and not really ready to pack it in and start golfing, gardening and bird watching. they want to reach to new heights in their careers. >> you give some of the reasons there they might want to keep working. how mu
CNN
Sep 22, 2010 11:00am EDT
, arraigned this hour. the prosecutor says they used the town as their personal piggy bank. >> new provisions of the health care law are kibing in. >>> good morning, i'm tony harris. those stories and your comments right here, right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> a mega church pastor facing a monumental legal battle. bishop eddie long, leader of a 25,000 member congregation here in atlanta denies allegations that he used his position to coerce two young men into sexual relationships when they were teenagers. >> angels were flying around my bed all night all day! >> reporter: bishop eddie long's fiery sermons have made her a revered evangelical pastor. >> eddie long offers himself up as this kind of man's man, the quintessential man. he's a successful businessman. he's a successful preacher. he has a beautiful family. he drives a fancy car. he wears customed tailored cloenls, and in some ways some would argue he's the man all women want and all men are suppose to the aspire to be. >> reporter: two young men, former church members, say bishop eddie long used his spirit chal authority t
CNN
Sep 3, 2010 1:00pm EDT
us this morning. no lives lost and what seems to be only minimal damage, obviously as you can see from here, some flooding. the main road was flooded for a couple miles because of a reverse storm surge. while the threat is over in north carolina, they are boarding up in new york, especially on long island. the eastern tip of it, officials in east hampton and other parts of long island are warning beach-goers that waves could reach as high as ten feet. so they say it is best to stay away from the water until the storm passes. in massachusetts, people are also getting prepared as earl approaches. while it's expected to remain off shore, it could still bring heavy rain, high winds and coastal flooding. forecasters have reduced the hurricane warning area for parts of the state. our coverage of hurricane earl continues with brianna keilar, live in ocean city, maryland. reynolds wolf tracking the laftest on the storm. brianna, you are at ocean city. we have been watching and talking to you since early this morning. i'm -- there you are. there is brianna. what's the situation now? it loo
CNN
Sep 12, 2010 5:00pm EDT
were destroyed. cnn's ted rowlands is live in san bruno today. give us an idea of what these residents were able to see. >> well, fredricka, we're talking about the people that were just outside that perimeter of the blast zone. the homes that were completely demolished, that's still a crime scene. and investigators are still literally sifting through the dirt there looking foiar any potential evidence or potential hun remains. but it's those people that live in the surrounding homes, the ones that are still standing, that have been out of their homes since the thursday explosion. they were allowed back today.us last jt hour and a half. they've been going back into their homes, and whngat they're seeing is, yes, their home is intact. but they're seeing thetr neighborhood completely destroyed. it's a pretty emotional scene, as you can imagine out there on the hill. meanwhile, the questions ontinue as to how this happened. and theng investigation is movi too slowly for a lot of people here. politicians have urged the investigators to pick up the pace or at least deliver informa
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Sep 28, 2010 11:00am EDT
for joining us. let me start out by asking you if you heard, saw anything this morning when this took place? >> good morning. actually, no i didn't see anything. we first received word across campus via a text message alert system that the university has in place and that was approximately at 8:30 this morning. shortly thereafter we started hearing the campus sirens going off and that's the moment when we knew the campus was in lockdown. will you get a text message when the campus is no longer in lockdown? >> yes. the way the system is set up, we get those alerts when it begins and end internally, those we've been receiving multiple e maim streams from people within the department, people within different safety committees, so the ut committee is fairly well informed internally of what the situation is. >> and i'm going to ask you about that situation and what those internal notifications say, because, professor, as i'm sure you know, in a case like this, you could have multiple witnesses seeing the same gunman but describing him in a different way which may be the case here. it just
CNN
Sep 18, 2010 3:00pm EDT
need us. >> reporter: they hold services in their homes or small places. they say the traditional catholic church is not meeting their needs. >> reporter: if you could have a meeting with the pope what would you say to him? >> i don't think i would like a meeting with him. i don't think he's open. itis a huge roadblock. >> reporter: it's the roadblock they were trying to remove. the catholic church is resisting. >> is it up to god? >> yeah, i think it is up to god. i think god said to me, you can be ordained. >>> a look at the headlines now. a freed american hiker is talking about her release. she hopes the two americans still held in iran hopes they get out soon. vowing to fight onley sa murkowski says she will ride on. she lost the primary to a newcomer backed by the tea party movement. >>> hurricane igor is expected to hit bermuda tomorrow night. we are your hurricane headquarter. stay with us for the latest on igor and the other storms in the atlantic. >>> we are in england where protesters are protesting the pope. today, the pope met with victims of the abuse. john allen is o
CNN
Sep 4, 2010 12:00pm EDT
reynolds wolf take it away. >> it is falls apart. it used to be a power house. a tropical storm with gusts up to 85 miles per hour. the impact the storm is going to have on much of the eastern seaboard will be the rip currents. one of the reasons why this is moving out is something that you can see right here. we have an area of low pressure here. at the same time, distem system drift to the east and extend almost to the gulf of mexico and it will continue to kick the storm out. expected to continue up to the north and northeast. it will be moving into colder water. i wouldn't be surprised if the storm dies out by the time we get to sunday morning. that is the good news. some other good news high pressure building into the center of the u.s. that is going to dominate your forecast in the southeast. eastern half of the great lakes breeze will pick up by the afternoon. scattered showers in parts of the southeast. that part of the southeast dry and low humidity maybe a stray shower but out west it is going to be pfantastic. 88 in los angeles by the staples center. 80 degrees in washington, d.
CNN
Sep 4, 2010 11:00am EDT
. our team is covering the storm. that team includes susan candiotti who is at cape cod for us. but first let's touch base with reynolds wolf. nobody said it was going to be devastating. the potential was there, but we cover it like we have to cover it and thank goodness it it was a dud. >> let's show you what's been happening. we've gone from the dark situation where this was a powerhouse, the biggest store on the planet. we're talking category 4. it was just a really huge saw blade spinning through the atmosphere right along the outer banks. now it is only a tropical storm and you see the winds there at 70 miles per hour, gusts have been a bit stronger, but the wig danger this thing poses is really not the winds but the strong waves that emanate from the center of circulation. that massive amount of water that's going to be pushed toward the coastline is one of the things that can create rip currents up and down the sea from -- the coastline from, say, all the way in maine clear south to florida. so that will be an issue for a lot of people through the rest of the weekend. as this
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Sep 6, 2010 9:00am EDT
>>> well, that's going to do it for us on "american morning." we'll be back here bright and early tomorrow. hope you have a great day. >> cnn newsroom starts with jim acosta right now. >>> i'm jim acosta in for kyra phillips. here's what we are working on this labor day. a crackdown on craigslist. cnn showed you how the online service had become an area for prostitutes. >>> we are also showing you the american jihadist. he is likely to strike again. >>> and women are making more money than their male counterparts? i don't like the sound of that. you are in the cnn newsroom. and we are grilling up some politics on this labor day. we begin counting down to the midterm elections. for the next 58 days we'll look at the rage building among american voters. many are angry and calling for big changes in washington. they'll have the chance to make those changes in the senate, 37 deets seats are up for grabs, and in the house, 435 seats up in all. there are signs of a voter rebellion in the work to give congress back to the republicans. those are the stakes on the line. and the cnn electio
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Sep 12, 2010 1:00am EDT
, everyone. thanks for joining us. 9/11 nine years vilater. here is the view in new york city right now at this moment. the familiar tribute in light snell synonymous with ground zero, symbolizing the fall in towers of the world trade center and serving as a silent reminder of the nearlypeople who died in the terror attacks. earlier in new york at the pentagon and at a quiet field in pennsylvania, solemn ceremonies marked the moments when hijackers took control of four airliners and took aim at american's political and financial capitals. the nation has changed in many ways since then. some of the change is obvious. others more so. we start with this morning's gathering of families and loved ones in manhattan, clutching photos and fighting back tears. newyork fell silent at 8:46 a.m. and again at 9:03, the moments when two jets crashed into the twin towers. acre moment reminiscent of the one that dawned nine use ago. the area remembers a construction senite full of equipment and full of grand plans for a fitting memorial. >> leeann @ lehr. >> daniel thomas awfully tough. >> what has a b
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Sep 1, 2010 1:00pm EDT
. >> they'll throw us off the island. that's all right. we'll just camp somewhere else. >>> in virginia, the navy is also preparing, ready to move 35 ships at naval station norfolk out of harm's way if necessary. >>> and not knowing what earl will do, people like these boaters are going ahead and making plans as far north as massachusetts. another threat, rip currents. red flags posted along many beaches warning about danger. about 65 people were pulled from the water in virginia beach yesterday. a hurricane couldn't come for a worst time for business that depends on tourism dollars from the labor day weekend. some travelers are starting to cancel hotel reservations ahead of the storm. before we bring in chad myers, i want to show you this video from one of our i-reporters. earl whipped up very strong winds in saint kit's, causing some boats to wash ashore. this was yesterday in saint kits. let's do what we have to do. this is your hurricane headquarters at cnn, and when there is a hurricane, chad is our man on it. chad, what have you got? >> ali, the problem with this storm is that it's not
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Sep 5, 2010 6:00am EDT
, georgia, 1:00 p.m. in baghdad, glad you could be with us. i'm t.j. holmes. we welcome troops watching on the armed forces network in iraq and afghanistan. thank you for starting your day with us. we start in iraq, security in the country has been fresh on the minds of people here in the u.s. and around the world after the u.s. formally handed command to the iraqis. suicide bombers going after a familiar target. we want to go to our arwa damon in baghdad for us. arwa, yes, of course the security has been fresh on the mind after the formal handover but truth be known iraqi forces have been in the lead of security for that country for some time in the first place but tell us why this familiar target, why this recruitment center? why has this been such a popular target for suicide attackers? >> reporter: well, t.j., this recruitment center is also the headquarters for one of the baghdad operations command center and also at the heart of the capital. in the past there have been reports about lax or relaxed security, we saw that suicide bombing two or three weeks ago that killed 48 people that
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Sep 7, 2010 9:00am EDT
than any of us want to dig ourselves out of this hole, created by this economic crisis. >> reporter: absolutely, jim. you know, speaking to different audiences as well. you saw there in milwaukee, labor day crowd, union folks, he was trying to rally the democratic base. get them enthusiastic about this midterm election. so far we have seen a lot more energy and enthusiasm on the republican side. on the other hand, you have republican and independent voters who have expressed a lot of concern about all of the federal spending here in washington. as you add up that tab, to $350 billion, in new programs, bottom line is that there's not going to be a second stimulus plan. they know that's fraught with all kinds of political danger. number one. people concerned about spending. number two, the fact that the first stimulus is a political dirty word now. very controversial. republicans have said it didn't work. democrats say it worked. maybe not as quickly as some wanted. bottom line, they don't want to call eight second stimulus. when you add that up to $350 billion, that's nearly half of
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Sep 5, 2010 2:00pm EDT
right, kate baldwin joining us live now from washington. kate, exactly how will the president's job bill help small businesses? >> be it coming from the small business job bill or somewhere else, small businesses really need some breathing room to give consumers confidence to spend as well as give them confidence to hire again. small business has been hurting, and president obama has called it the heart of the american economy and is urging congress to help. but as we check back with one small business owner, she fears they've heard it all before. >> my second floor was a showroom for the high-end bikes. >> we met denise moore nine months ago as she was closing down capitol hill bikes in washington after nine months in business with the recession. that was then, this is now. demoore has reopened what she describes as a leaner, meaner operation in a much smaller space. the good news, customers are starting to come back. but demoore says she, like other small businesses, is still facing the same challenges that got her in a tough spot to begin wi with: access to cash and credit. >> la
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Sep 11, 2010 10:00pm EDT
children later this hour. good evening. thanks for joining us. 9/11, nine yearshe later. here's the view in, new york city, the familiar tribute in lights synonymous with ground zero symbolizing the two fallen towers of the with world trade center and a reminder of the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terror attacks. earlier at the pentag and at a quiet field in shanksville, pennsylvania, ceremonies marked the moments when airliners took control and took aim at thefi financial capitals. the nation has changed some ways and some is obvious and some motre subtle. we start with the gatherings, clutching photos and fighting back tears. new york fell silent at 8:46 and again at 9:03, the moment when is two jets crashed into the twin towers. reminiscent of the morning that dawned nine years ago. the area is say construction site full o f equipment and grand plans for a fittingem . >> daniel thomas -- >> what has become an annual custom, the names of the 2,752 people who died at the world trade center site were read allowed and their loved ones mourn and remembered. president barack obama tr
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Sep 5, 2010 4:00pm EDT
we're going through. connect with us on twitter. i'm tt ali velshi. leave your comments onpy read every single one of them. join me for "your monday" sunday at 3:00. log on 24/7 to cnnmoney.com. have a great weekend. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> president barack obama's new plan to re-energize the economy. a white house official reveals a key provision days before it's unveiled. >>> getting an education without stepping foot in a classroom. public schools across the u.s. are offering online lessons. the pros and cons of cyber schools. >>> reports of two massive bull sharks in a potomac river. why are they there? >>> i'm fredricka whitfield. welcome to the "newsroom." amazing rescue off the coast of charleston, south carolina. a harrowing night and some 20 hours in the rough seas, seven people are safe today. overnight the u.s. coast guard spotted them by moonlight 5 miles off the coast. they were simply bobbing in the water. petty officer second class ben rosen is an aviation cheelectros technician. he was onboard the coast guard helicopter that spotted them. give me
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Sep 11, 2010 3:00pm EDT
obviouslily indelib riments for them. thks for bringing us that. >>> right now, for the victims of 9/11 attacks, president obama spoke at the pentagon this morning. we'll have more on memorials in just a moment. , residents still e not being allowed back into the california neighborhood two days after a natural gas explion devastated the area. four people are dead. >>> an american hiker remains in an iranian e prison even though she was supposed to be released today. iranianec p rosecutors now sayhe process was not complete. sarah shourd and two others have been held there for more than a year. h anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was the focal point today for new debate over plans to bld an islamic center near ground zero. demonstrators on both sides held rallies today i new york. susan candiotti is there to give you an idea of the turnout for pro and against. >> reporter: looks like it's going to be a very big turnout. the best way to describe both sides in thitrs controversy is passionate. just now, we have video of the people who are for in favor of the construction of the proposed isl
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Sep 26, 2010 5:00pm EDT
ultimately boats or perhaps even helicopters would have to be used to help out some of the people who are refusing to leave now because they might be in danger later? >> correct. >> all right, kathy johnson with the emergency management of columbia county, thanks so much for your time. appreciate that. >> you're welcome. >> all the best. >> thank you. >>> meantime, another top story of the day. we continue to follow david versus goliath. a biblical battle that pastor eddie long says he identifies with as he fights sexual abuse allegations. in lawsuits filed last week, four men claim long coerced them into sexual relationships while they were in their late teens. bishop long addressed the scandal today during a sermon to his atlanta-area congregation. without specifically mentioning the lawsuits, long insisted that he is under attack and, quote, not the man that's been portrayed on television. you're seeing him in images right there with his wife earlier. well, after the service, he talked to reporters. >> i just want to take this moment to address you again, as the advice of counsel,
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Sep 12, 2010 2:00am EDT
died. buright now i feel that this is what i'm supposed to do. >> that's it for us tonight. i'm don lemon at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. see you back here tomorrow night 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. eastern. and we leave you tonight with the familiar tribute in light, now synonymous with ground zero, symbolizing the fallen on that day. day. good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> nine years ago in the aftermath of 9/11, the united states had one sworn enemy. fast forward to 2010. >> we're commanded to terrorize the disbelievers. and this is a religion, like i said. >> you're commanded to terrorize the disbelievers? >> the koran says very clearly inheab arabic language, [ speaking foreign language ] . this means terrorize them. >> a decade later bin laden's message, jihad against the west, is more of a threat now than ever. his words have taken root in a new generation of radical muslims embracing everything he represents. >> i love osama bin laden. i love him -- like i can't begin to tell you. >>> good evening. i'm drew griffin. we welcome viewers in the u.s. and aro
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Sep 6, 2010 11:00am EDT
, young people have been able to use this device to their advantage. we're told by the distributor that that high-pitched noise this thing makes has made its way on to the internet. he says young people have been able to download that sound on to their cell phones as ring tones so when their cell phones ring, they can hear the sound but their parents and teachers cannot. brian todd, cnn, washington. >>> they are sounding the anti-loitering device for me right now. so i better turn it over to my colleague tony harris. happy labor day to you. >> nod yand to you, jim. >>> live from studio 7 at cnn headquarters, the big stories for monday, september 6th. this is labor day. new cnn polling indicates democrats may be cruising toward a november bruising. the cnn election express stops at a state fair to ask why. as campaign season kicks into overdrive. >>> they are taking the people's money that in all honesty the people could spend better themselves. >> the underemployed, unskilled, discouraged or working part-time jobs just to get by. one man's story is straight ahead. >> what we are go
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Sep 14, 2010 9:00am EDT
sayah will join us from pakistan shortly to tell us more about the release and cost $500,000 to get her bail paid. >>> also happening right now, a multi-state manhunt for this doctor, a phoenix area pediatrician suspected of distributing child porn. the fbi says that the dr. luna may have fled from arizona to texas, california illinois or mexico. all places he has called home some point. last week, the doctor under house arrest and required to wear an angle monitoring bracelet but officers say he just cut it off and bolted. keep in mind this is a man whose jobs is to care for our sick, vulnerable kids. and he's charged with five counts of distributing child pornography in interstate commerce. these neighbors, some children were treated at the suspect's office. >> i don't know why anyone would want to indulge in child pornography. i think it's horrible. >> reporter: doctor luna's arrest shocked parents and neighbors. he is accused of sharing thousands of files of child porn online. >> if in fact he did do it, he should never be allowed to be be -- be around children again. >> reporte
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Sep 25, 2010 4:00pm EDT
. citizenship. if they present a threat and challenge to us, we need to make sure we're able to address that threat. >> so what he's saying is awlaki's citizenship is irrelevant. he's claiming what is relevant is the fact that he could be an enemy combatant and should be able to be targeted. >> chris lawrence, appreciate that, from washington. >> you're welcome. >>> so the case is controversial, and it raises some complex legal issues as well. the obama administration invoking its state secrecy privileges and the cleric being a u.s. citizen. so earlier we asked our experts their opinions. how often is this state secret privilege actually used? >> well, it's been raised in a number of very important cases. this is especially significant because al awlaki is a very powerful cleric, advocating jihad. what the plaintiff is arguing is that because al awlaki is a citizen of the united states, you can't kill him without a hearing, a notice, a 5th amendment right under the bill of rights. i any what's going to happen is that the federal court will never get to the issue of state secrets. why? b
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Sep 4, 2010 10:00pm EDT
stars to make better decisions off the field. atlantic quarterback matt ryan takes us inside an unconventional university. and you don't know about-face book and twitter but you're too embarrassed to admit it? maybe what you need is a social media makeover. there's no better time than now with the kids going back to school. everything you need to know to join the digital generation. i'm tom foreman. a huge shake-up in the online world tonight involving craigslist. the highly popular website that's been a hit with accusations of promoting prostitution and child trafficking. anybody trying to access the adult section in the u.s. is finding instead of the words adult section, censored. the people who run craigslist are not yet explaining the change but the potential ramifications are huge. in connecticut richard blumenthal said the move was voluntary after he and 16 other state attorneys general sent a letter to craigslist demanding action. >> craigslist either cannot or will not effectively screen out the ads. and so kracraigslist really voluntarily did the right thing as a result
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Sep 9, 2010 9:00am EDT
>>> go to our blog at cnn.com/amfix. that will wrap it up for us. good of you to join us this morning. we'll see you back here again bright and early tomorrow morning. >> cnn "newsroom" starts right now. >> good morning, guys. we have fascinating pictures and stories for you this hour, including an unwelcomed visitor to dallas. imagine looking out your window and seeing that. and imagine this a pinkie fingertip that cut off and grew back. the woman attached to this hand says that's what happened. and a show like "punked", baghdad style. using death and fear for cheap laughs. it could be one of the most insensitive tv shows ever. i'm kyra phillips. you're live in the cnn "newsroom." >>> i'm just going to say what so many of us are thinking, this small-time florida pastor who is still planning to mark the anniversary of 9/11 with a koran burning is just beyond explanation. his attitude, beyond explanation. however, the subject matter is not. burning the koran is not only the ultimate sign of disrespect to the muslim community in a time when we're involved in two wars, trying to
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Sep 13, 2010 9:00am EDT
says that they smelled gas and called it in to let us know. >> reporter: theve mccafferies plan to move back. while their home suffered minor damage their neighborhood will never be the same. >> wow wlaxt a story. we want to show you more pictures of the devastation. dina bower sent us these images. you can see the barren yards. cars reduced to heaps of metal and melted rubber. police are looking for several people who are reported missing in this. >>> in washington, common ground could be emerging in the partisan battle over tax cuts. president obama has wanted to extend the bush tax cuts to everyone who makes less than $250,000 a year.s republicans say people making more than that should be included, too, because they help revive the economy. over thebl weekend a top republican in theouse says he may support tax cuts for the middle class only if that's the only option he has. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax ductions, i'll vote for them. bui've been making the point now for months that we need to extend all of the current rates for all americans, if we wan
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Sep 11, 2010 5:00pm EDT
so much -- how we travel, how we relate to the world. today eegs speakers mind all of us that what will never change is america's commitment to its ideas of freedom, tolerance and human liberty. with each year ts day brings back memories for so many people. the gathering of loved ones fighting back tears and clutching photos. a clear day reminiscent of the one that dawned nine years ago, new york fell silent at the moments when two jets crashed into the twin towers. the area remains a construction site, full of equipment and full of grand plans for a fitting memorial. what has become an annual custom, the names of the 2,752 people who died at the world trade center site were read aloud and their loved ones listened and remembered. >>> outside washington, president obama joined thewd gather to honor the peop killed at the pentagon. he talked about how americans continue to respond. >> the perpetrators of this evil act didn't sply attack america. they attacked the very ideal o america itself. all that we stand for and represent in the world. so the highest honor we can pay those we l
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Sep 15, 2010 11:00am EDT
conversation going. send us some suggestions as to the worst song ever. the big stories for wednesday, the 15th of september, the gop strategy to retake control of congress in doubt today. a tea party candidate wins big in delaware despite firm opposition from the republican establishment. >>> federal workers who report violations may be putting their careers on the line. the government advocate for whistle blowers cuesed of retribution. >> it is set up to make sure whistle blowers do not blow the whistle. >>> i am talking live this hour with former u.s. senator sam nunn. good morning, everyone. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> how about a cup of tea with your primary election results? ahead of the vote, we've highlighted some of the hot races to watch, delaware, new hampshire, new york. we begin with delaware and a big win for the tea party. plit political commentator christine o'donnell defeated congressman mike castle in the u.s. senate primary. >> there are a lot of people who are rallying behind me who are frustrated that the
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Sep 20, 2010 1:00pm EDT
recession started and told us we in recession before anybody else called it, with me last spring and summer when you said the recession is over. do you agree with, first of all, this? >> in april '09 we said the recession would end in the summer of '09. so we do agree with this. and we have been saying it was june or july. i totally accept the june date. why it's important is because the national bureau of economic research is an objective, using an objective methodology. we all have our feeling, we'll get to in a second, but they're use an objective scorecard for when the economy is expanding, con tragting in a recovery or recession, and it ended in june of '09. let's be clear what that means. all it means is that the economy made it into the recovery room. okay? and started a process of healing. now, anyone who a has been in that situation and made it into a recovery room knows that it still really, really, really hurts when you're in the recovery room, and we're still there. be very, very clear. that's a big part of the reason wyman on the street right now is going to say, who are
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Sep 21, 2010 11:00am EDT
. >> that does it for us. thanks for joining us. i'll see you back here tomorrow morning. brooke bad dwin in for tony harry today. >>> the big stories for tuesday, september 21st starting with bp's spilled oil seeping under the beautiful white sand beaches there in florida but apparently nobody's allowed to dig it up. >> i can't build a sand castle. >> what are you digging for? >> i'm digging in the sand. >> are you digging for oil product? >>> we followed his heart-tugging journey for a year. a florida teen set on fire finishing his long and painful burn treatments today. >> it feels good. i'm free. >>> hart today, president obama awards the medal of honor to an air force tech who died on a top secret mission to laos. >> i live it every day. it haunts me. >> and, good morning, everyone. i'm brooke baldwin in for tony harris. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> want to begin this hour with a question for you. what if the gulf oil spill saturated florida's beaches? i'm talking getting deep, deep down in there, but the law wouldn't allow anyone to c
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Sep 8, 2010 9:00am EDT
break it down for us. tell us -- walk us through and tell us what the proposal is supposed to do. >> the president has come out with $350 billion worth of stuff. some people calm it stimulus. i'm on the side of not calling it stimulus. let me show you what it is about. he started earlier this week with $50 billion proposal. which is the most liked stimulus. it is meant to pay for new roads, new runways at airports, air traffic control stuff. high-speed rail. stuff we think of as infrastructure building that needs to be done and isn't getting done. you might almost think of that as a down payment. it is going to take more than $50 billion the president wants to do. that's the $50 billion. then the president moves on to $100 billion for -- a tax credit that already exists. the $100 sbl to expand the tax credit for businesses that engage in research and development. again, this is one of those areas america continues to excel and this is a tax credit to say that if you invent things and develop things, you will be able to do so without paying all the taxes that you normally would fo
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Sep 7, 2010 11:00am EDT
says the church is going to pray for guidance. that's what he told us this morning. take a listen. >> you don't care if you are offending muslims by burning the koran? that doesn't bother you? >> we realize we are definitely offending them but we actually think that the muslims should -- >> i just want to ask you about this. does it bother you that the military and the military leaders believe that by doing this, you are very likely putting the lives of u.s. soldiers at risk in muslim countries? david petraeus says the actions will jeopardize the young men and women serving in uniform here and also undermine the very mission they're trying to accomplish. are you willing to have the blood of slgs on your hands by this demonstration? >> yeah, we are actually very, very concerned, of course. we are taking the general's words very serious and continuing to pray about the action on september the 11th. we are indeed very concerned about it. it's just that we don't know -- i mean, how long do we back down? when do we stop backing down? >> are you saying you might not go through with this
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Sep 4, 2010 4:00pm EDT
nor'easter we had ten days ago gave us more rain. it wasn't bad. >> reporter: after the fourth of july, labor day weekend here in the u.s. is the second biggest holiday weekend for hotel owners here on cape cod. of course because of tropical storm earl, a lot of people didn't show up or cancelled reservations. so hotels took a beating. hotel owners are trying to take things in stride. >> 60% of the business isn't here today. we're at 40% occupancy. we would normally be sold out. this is a big weekend to end the summer with a bang. we'd rather have it like this than cleaning up debris. >> reporter: the governor says there was little damage throughout the state. susan candiotti, cnn, yarmouth, massachusetts. >> all right. thank you very much. >>> meantime, these are pictures sent in by ireporter brian shaw of bedford, nova scotia. he took them around 9:30 local time, about a half an hour before tropical storm earl made landfall in the canadian provinces. lots of tree branches down. you can see the wind, rain, all that stuff. pretty typical of what nova scotia experienced. >> absolut
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Sep 25, 2010 5:00pm EDT
held her against her will. and no one will tell her why. >>> i'm don lemon, thanks for joining us. midwest where the flooding in flood waters have forced 1,000 people from their home. the water is still surging even though the rain has stopped. there it is right there. this is the scene out of minnesota. that is the cannon river canal and the water is still climbing as we speak. one of the rivers is supposed to crest during the hour here. we're joined now by skype. tell us what you're seeing. >> we're seeing a wisconsin river the highest it's ever been since 1938. the water levels are about three feet from the back door of our house. we are hoping that the river has crested at this point, although we have at least a couple of watchful hours to make sure that everything holds. >> so tim, this is your front porch. is your home in any danger right now? >> our understanding is that our home was here the last time the river flooded in 1938, so we're keeping our fingers crossed and hoping that it's safe. there are about a half dozen homes in this neighborhood that have already flooded.
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Sep 18, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. join us weekdays in "the situation room" from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. eastern and every saturday at 6:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. at this time every weekend on cnn international. cnn international. the news continues next on cnn. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> right now on cnn, a murder so gruesome that it may be too much for the jury to handle and if the police has handled it differently, might some of those involved still be alive? a live update tonight on one of the most brutal home invasions you've heard about. >>> which is worse for you, alcohol or pot? before you answer that, you may want to hear what we found out just weeks before california votes on legalizing pot. >>> the free world may rest on the president's shoulders. but the job of the first lady may be tougher. she denies she's complaining about the job. but if she did, she wouldn't be the first. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. thanks for joining us. a real-live tragedy played out as a texas high school football game. the quarterback of the west orange stark high school collapsed just moments after throwin
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Sep 19, 2010 5:00pm EDT
story and joins us now boy phone. thelma, what more have we learned about this church group? >> reporter: fred, i can tell you that one of the women is being questioned by detectives right now about the nature of this group were they in fact, a cult or did they breakaway from a more traditional church to form their own prayer group. here is what we know. the sheriff's department told us it was an absolutely great sunday, he said everyone is okay, no crimes have been committed, despite the fact that there was a huge national manhunt taking place for the five women and eight children and fred, the way that it came to the attention of authorities that they were finding is that apparently, there was somebody here at the park, they recognized the cars and they saw this group of 13 sitting under a tree, on the grass, praying. they immediately called authorities, authorities came out to this park and found that they were fine. and you could imagine, as we roll in, the press, all the sheriff cars, the look of surprise on the faces of this group of people who are sitting on the grass
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Sep 18, 2010 11:00am EDT
covering things for us this morning. phil, we appreciate you as always. we want to turn now back to politics in this country. >>> alaska senator, lisa murkowski, hopes to join the ranks. how are you doing there? >> shannon travis is standing in my camera shot. this is shan an travis, one have o our political producers. you are one that has covered this lisa murkowski story for some time. you have covered what has happened in alaska. we kind of saw this coming but a lot of people still surprised. you lost the primary. they don't want you. now, she is trying another route to get on the ballot and get back her seat. >> she seems to think there are enough people who do want her which is why she is mounting this write-in candidacy. she conceded a few weeks ago. i was there in ac ago. t the look i saw on her face at the hands of conservatives and peoples and ideology that she supported for a long time. since her concession, according to her, alaskan voters have been contacting her and telling her to get back in the race. she thinks there is support out there for her. >> if you have talked
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